Do Discount Travel Booking Sites Really Save You Money? | U.S. News Travel

Do Discount Travel Booking Sites Really Save You Money? | U.S. News Travel.

 

Thanks to our social media feeds, Netflix queues, Amazon accounts and Google search results, we’ve come to expect our online search results to cater specifically to our interests and needs — including when it comes to travel.

Whenever we enter an online travel search, it’s our assumption that these deals are made just for us and that they’re the best available, but that may not always be the case. According to „Measuring Price Discrimination and Steering on E-commerce Web Sites,“ a study published by Northeastern University in November 2014, numerous travel booking search engines are guilty of price discrimination or price steering. The study looks at hotel and rental car searches across six popular travel booking sites (CheapTickets, Orbitz, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline and Travelocity), and is the first of its kind to compare results between real user accounts and synthetically generated ones……

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